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  1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Vatican City

From Civitavecchia: Full-Day Cruise Shore Excursion to Rome

Product ID: 51344
See the best of Rome on an 8-hour shore excursion from Civitavecchia Cruise Terminal. See the ruins of the Roman Empire, such as the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine and Imperial Forum. Then, marvel at masterpieces of art in the Vatican City.
About this activity
Duration: 7 - 8 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
German, English

Pickup included

Pick-up next to your cruise ship at Civitavecchia Cruise Terminal. Your driver will be holding a sign with the name of the supplier, for ease of recognition.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • See the best of Rome and the Vatican City in one day
  • Skip the long lines to look inside the spectacular Colosseum
  • Get panoramic views of Rome from Palatine Hill
  • Explore the galleries of the Vatican Museums, and see art by Raphael, Michelangelo and more
  • Go inside the Sistine Chapel and learn how Michelangelo created his famous masterpiece
  • Marvel at the Laocoonte Sculpture in the Octagonal Courtyard of the Vatican City
  • Admire the soaring dome and stunning art works of St. Peter's Basilica
  • Travel in comfort from and to Civitavecchia Cruise Terminal
Full description
Discover the glories of the Roman Empire and Vatican City on a full-day guided tour of Rome, with round trip transfers from the cruise terminal at Civitavecchia Port.

Transfer from the port to the city center by luxury minivan. Upon arrival, travel back to the days of the Roman Republic with a skip-the-line guided tour of the Arch of Constantine. Follow in the footsteps of Roman emperors and mighty gladiators on a fast-track guided tour of the Colosseum.

Your guide will provide all the facts about the amphitheater, which was constructed in 72 AD as the centerpiece of the Roman Empire. Walk around the 1st floor for views that emperors and senators once enjoyed.

Next, learn about everyday life in Ancient Rome at the Forum. Hear about the temples and other monuments, including the Arch of Titus, constructed in 82 AD by the Emperor Domitian to commemorate the victories of his brother Titus, including the Siege of Jerusalem in 70 AD.

Ascend Palatine Hill, one of the legendary “7 Hills of Rome,” and imagine how Rome once looked when the hill was the site of the Empire’s imperial baths, gardens, temples and luxury homes of the emperors. After the Ancient tour you will have approximately 1 hour free for lunch, before skipping the long lines to the Vatican Museums.

Discover one of the world’s most impressive collections of art and antiquities, including rooms of ancient sculptures, tapestries, and age-old maps. See Michelangelo’s glorious frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, before going inside St. Peter's Basilica to experience the majesty of one of the most famous religious sites in the Catholic world.

Transfer back to Civitavecchia Port by minibus, with a drop off directly by your cruise ship for your comfort and convenience.

  • English-speaking driver
  • Pick-up and drop off at Civitavecchia Port
  • Transportation by luxurious, air-conditioned minibus
  • Licensed guide
  • Mono-lingual tour
  • Skip-the-line headsets
  • Admission fees to monuments and museums
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Please remember that to enter the Vatican, you must cover your shoulders and knees, as per Vatican Institution rules
• Please note that the transfer from the Pantheon (the last stop on the Ancient tour) to the Vatican Museums is not included in the voucher
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4 / 5
  • Organization
    3.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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It was nice.

The overall tour was good; however we were never told that we would have to cut our tour short prior to joining the tour. When we got to the Vatican, we were extremely rushed and then left on our own to find our way back to our ride. That part was frustrating. Other than that it was good.

November 3, 2016

This was an excellent excursion and would highly recommend it!

Loved it. Saw everything and guides were great, personable and knowledgeable! Drivers picked us up at the ship and dropped us off back at the boat, great! Really liked both your morning (Michala) and afternoon (Francesca). We also had a nice break so we could enjoy a non rushed local lunch.

October 29, 2016


wir hatten Petersdom und Sixtinische gebucht. wurden vom Fahrer am Kollosseum abgeliefert und ohne Pause durch das Kolosseum, Forum Romanum zum Pantheon geführt. dort stehen gelassen. Den Weg zum Vatikan-Museum konnten wir uns selbst suchen und finanzieren. Das einzig positive waren die beiden Guides MEA Tours nicht empfehlens- und sein Geld nicht wert

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October 7, 2016

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Product ID: 51344